Over the past month, we’ve been reflecting on LGBTQ+ health inequalities and the ways we can work to build a safe, healthy and equal future for LGBTQ+ people. These matters have gained momentum in the wake of Pride month, and at the Maya Centre, we’re renewing our commitment to creating an inclusive space for women […]
The Maya Centre — Where Talk Enables Change
A community-based charity providing a free counselling service in Islington for women who have experienced mental health issues which may stem from trauma including domestic violence, physical abuse or sexual abuse in childhood, war and conflict as well as harmful practices.
Supporting women since 1984
Established in 1984, the Maya Centre works with women in Islington and the surrounding boroughs who find it difficult to access the kind of long-term counselling and support they need.
They may be homeless, fleeing a violent partner or at risk of neglecting or harming their children. Often their distress has its roots in the past. Our talking therapy can help women to come to terms with what has happened to them and break out of the cycle of abuse and social and economic disadvantage.
It’s hard to believe that 16 months have passed since we closed the doors to the Maya Centre at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the past year has presented unforeseen challenges, it has also been an exciting period of development as we rolled out virtual services, launched campaigns and welcomed new staff members […]
The Maya Centre is thrilled to welcome Melanie Dottin to the post of Clinical Director at the Maya Centre. Previously Counselling Service Manager at Mind in Haringey, Melanie is a qualified counsellor specialising in areas such as bereavement, emotional support, personal therapy and specialist mentorship. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in community […]
The Maya Centre is committed to providing free counselling for women without access to mainstream therapy options. As a small charity we appreciate your help, whether it’s by donating, volunteering at our offices, or holding an event. We are most grateful to those local people and organisations who generously support our charity, enabling us to give a lifeline to some of the most disadvantaged women in London. How to donate »
“ I was able to talk without judgement, my therapist helped me to recognise my feelings and identify with past issues that were impacting my current behaviour in a negative way. ”
“ I feel safe here, I feel listened to, I feel understood, I feel like I’m working on myself and progressing in my life, I’m really grateful for all that. ”